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My Best Friend, General Vasili, the Son of Joseph Stalin (1991)
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My Best Friend, General Vasili, the Son of Joseph Stalin (1991)
Original name: Мой лучший друг, генерал Василий, сын Иосифа
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a true story of a sport star Bobrov, who happened to become befriended by Vasili, the son of Stalin.
Plot: soccer, ice hockey, military, politics, dictatorship, father son relationship, drunkenness, stalinism, abusive father, drinking alcohol, drinking, uniform, nepotism
Place: russia

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Grossmeyster (1973)
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Duration: 93 min.
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Sopernitsy (1985)
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Duration: 87 min.
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The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
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Duration: 93 min.
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